November 27, 2020

'Ground' is based around the figure from an 1880s steel engraving by J. Rogers of the painting ‘Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane’ by Carlo Dolci (1600s).
I’ve been listening to a lot of old texts from various traditions whilst working lately, thanks to Buddhist nun Samaneri Jayasara’s treasure trove of a YouTube channel.  Below is the text of the Mahamudra teaching ‘Tilopa's Song to Naropa’ (available as audio here) that has been played many a time round these parts lately.
Other recordings that have been particularly on repeat lately and have informed this picture include teachings by Christian mystic Meister Eckhart, and the text of a long time favourite book, The Teachings of Zen Master Huang Po, as well as the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas.
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'The completely open nature
of all dimensions and events
is a rainbow always occurring
yet never grasped.'
~ Tilopa's Song to Naropa